Cars on Campus #7 – BMW i8

BMW i8
BMW i8

I’ve been keeping an eye out for this car since I saw it drive past me in Lafayette a few months ago and while I didn’t find it on campus, I’m glad I stopped and looked. It’s the first BMW i8 I’ve seen in person. I didn’t strike me as “sexy looking” as the McClaren, but it is easily as sophisticated and certainly “greener” given its hybrid IC/electric drive train and full carbon fiber chassis. I would say it looks more futuristic.

There’s a big open scoop in the hood and these weird tunnel-like features in the rear just as the rear window blends into the body. I’m not sure if they look good or just weird.

BMW i8 - rear 3/4
BMW i8 – rear 3/4
BMW i8 - front
BMW i8 – front

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s